Summertime Tilapia

Summertime Tilapia

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"This marinade can be used on any sort of white fish that needs an extra punch. It has a variety of flavors that blend very well for a wonderful fish dish. Serve with fresh veggies and a rice dish."


2 h 30 m servings 244 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 244 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 8.4 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.6g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 24.1 g
  • 48%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 636 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the shallots, garlic, oregano, sugar, olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, tequila, salt, and pepper in a gallon-sized sealable bag; shake to combine. Add the tilapia to the mixture and store in the refrigerator 2 to 4 hours, turning every 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and prepare the surface with cooking spray.
  3. Arrange the fish on the prepared baking sheet. Discard remaining marinade.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 10 minutes.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • If you make this in a slow cooker, using a slow cooker liner can make cleanup easier.
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  1. 99 Ratings


Really tasty!! My favorite tilapia recipe so far!! I didn't have all the ingredients on hand so made some modifications trying to keep with the spirit of the recipe (dried herbs instead of fresh...

I rated this recipe three stars as written....I was not real impressed. The second time I made it (not realizing I already tried this one), I put the fish in a 9X13 baking dish and scooped the ...

THE BEST TILAPIA RECIPE EVER! I made one teeny tiny change: OMIT the sugar. Put everything into a food processor and blend. What an AWESOME flavor. Thanks for sharing.

I did have to make a few changes, due to what I had on hand - like: No shallots - just used onion. Out of red wine vinegar, so just used 1 tbs white vinegar, and 1 tbs red wine. Added an extr...

I made this for my husband, and he never forgot it! He loves the taste of this marinade. The only changes I make to the recipe are using 2 teaspoons dried oregano (instead of 2 tablespoons fresh...

Don't wait for summer for this one. No need to make any changes. The ingredients of the marinade combine to give a refreshing and unique flavor. I fixed this for my family, along with the Alf...

Didn't have shallots so I used 1 TB dried onion. I also cut the sugar in half as suggested by other reviewers but next time I will add the full 2 TB as I don't think it was too sweet at all. I ...

This is a great, simple marinade, good for when your side dish is a little work and you need something nice but which you don't have to worry about. I used Captain instead of tequila, which I d...

"Best Fish Ever"...from every person that I made it for. :) Thanks!